Debra Alessandra

Children’s Book Author, Blogger, Educator, & Speaker

Debra Alessandra


Throughout this site, you’ll find beautiful inspiring messages for children and adults alike.

About the Author

Meet Debra Alessandra

I’ve been on this planet for a long time. It a challenge to write a little bit about me in such a short space.

On a practical note, you might like to know I spent 27 years in the company of children as a classroom teacher. I also led small groups for children of alcoholics, and provided counseling for in and out-patient clients with an emphasis on Family Dynamics.

I’ve been working a program of recovery for over three decades. Having a community of like-minded people has helped me grow and blossom into the person I am today. The fellowship of others has been a stabilizing influence in my life.

The receiving and giving inherent in recovery has been a life affirming experience.

By allowing the Spirit of the Universe to come in to my life and walking a spiritual path, I am giving back to others as a part of my personal growth and soul evolution.

I currently live in Tampa, Florida with my almost-human companion named Bella. I enjoy being near my amazing daughter, my dear son-in-law, and my precious grandson.

I continue to create more materials from my home in sunny South Florida.

After all these years I find it rather amazing that it all comes down to this profound sentence: In the words of Madeleine L’Engle,

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

So far, I have written four books. More are on the way. I strive to write inspiring messages for children that are simple, innocent, and truthful.

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Debra Alessandra's inspiring messages for children

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July 25, 2021

“Wisdom is understanding that you don’t have to hold your happiness ransom until some future time when all your problems

Everyday Influences

July 17, 2021

Children get bombarded with images, saturated in talk, and exposed to news way beyond their ability to process and oh


July 10, 2021

Many people tell me they feel like a wet blanket has been thrown over them during this tumultuous time period.